Monday, February 02, 2009

Cash4Gold

It seems hard to believe that a company as totally legit sounding as Cash4Gold.com might have an organized way to take advantage of customers hard up for money. But apparently that is the case. Try to contain your shock.

Honestly I find it hard to believe that the company even got big enough to afford a Super Bowl commercial. I mean, seriously, who puts gold jewelery into an envelope and mails it to some sketchy company on the hopes that they will get a fair trade back. Is the lure of not having to leave your house that much better then going to a local pawn shop, who would probably happily rip you off ever-so-slightly less?

I have no doubt that whoever thought up Cash4Gold is filthy rich because of it, but it still lessens my faith in humanity.

1 comment:

Tim said...

Hi Steve, yes, the company is very much as seedy as a cob of corn.

Rob's done a pretty good writeup:

http://www.cockeyed.com/citizen/goldkit/reputation.shtml